March 29 2011

What's News This Month
in
Science, Medicine and Technology
(a monthly brownbag series)

(email suggestions-questions to either Tim CannonGary KwiecinskiEd Kosmahl,  Satya P. ChattopadhyayPhil Yevics, or Declan Mulhall )

March 29th - 11:30am
Brennan Hall, 205


Science

 
  1. A Romp Through Theories on Origins of Life - NYTimes.com
  2. Justifying Research, Basic Or Otherwise - Science News
  3. US Researchers Defend Animal Testing : Discovery News
  4. Ambidextrous people easier to influence emotionally - life - 21 February 2011 - New Scientist
  5. A Bad Taste in the Mouth — Psychological Science
  6. Animal research: Battle scars : Nature News
  7. A Marker for PTSD in Women? - ScienceNOW
  8. BBC - Earth News - Sexy monkeys wash with own urine
  9. Scientists Are Cleared of Misuse of Data - NYTimes.com
  10. Maya Kings and Their Ancestors - NYTimes.com
  11. Shhh, and Not Because the Fauna Are Sleeping - NYTimes.com
  12. Loggerhead turtles have a magnetic sense for longitude - life - 25 February 2011 - New Scientist
  13. Visions of Africa Shaped Eye Evolution - ScienceNOW
  14. BBC News - Messenger Nasa probe will soon enter Mercury orbit
  15. Child’s Bones Are Earliest Human Remains Found in Arctic Region - NYTimes.com
  16. In Brachiopods’ Eyes, the Theory of Evolution - NYTimes.com
  17. Who's Smarter, a Human or a Computer? Round 9: Jeopardy | Computers | DISCOVER Magazine
  18. Invasive Amphibian Species Upend a Darwin Idea - NYTimes.com
  19. Tiny bugs have own personalities despite being clones, scientists say
  20. British U.F.O. Files Released, Clearing Up Nothing - NYTimes.com
  21. A Big Surprise Beneath the Ice - NYTimes.com
  22. A Man Lost In Musical Time - Science News
  23. Enzyme Revives Long-term Memories - Science News
  24. Left-Handedness Loses Its Stigma but Retains Its Mystery - NYTimes.com
  25. The Reinvention of Silk - NYTimes.com
  26. Powerful New Optical Microscope Offers 6,500x Magnification - NYTimes.com
  27. Brain Substance May Help Retrieve and Fortify Old Memories - NYTimes.com
  28. Drawing Out Meals Doesn’t Curb Snacking, Study Finds - NYTimes.com
  29. The Body Odd - Can't dance? Brain chemical throws off your groove
  30. Elephants Can Lend a Helping Trunk - ScienceNOW
  31. Zombie ants controlled by fungus: study - Technology & Science - CBC News
  32. Early man in Southern Africa: Modern humans may have originated in southern Africa, Stanford researchers say - latimes.com
  33. Left-Handedness Loses Its Stigma but Retains Its Mystery - NYTimes.com
  34. Anxiety Switch Makes Mice Shy No More - Science News
  35. Taking Naps Could Boost Your Brainpower : Discovery News
  36. Short Sharp Science: Circuit map of mammal brain chunk revealed
  37. Cutting Through the Bother of City Parking - NYTimes.com
  38. 3rd Blast Strikes Japan Nuclear Plant as Workers Struggle to Cool Reactor - NYTimes.com
  39. Don't Trust Any Elephant Under 60 - Science News
  40. Houseplants Make You Smarter: Scientific American
  41. Dining In - Science News
  42. Female hormone could be key to male contraceptive : Nature News
  43. Navy Sonar May Mimic Killer Whale Sounds - ScienceNOW
  44. Computer Chips Wired With Nerve Cells - Science News
  45. It started with a shrew... study maps the primate family tree - Science, News - The Independent
  46. Shar-pei Wrinkles and Fevers Linked to Single Gene - NYTimes.com
  47. Low testosterone linked with financial risk-taking - life - 20 March 2011 - New Scientist
  48. 20 Things You Didn't Know About... Kissing | Mind & Brain | DISCOVER Magazine
  49. Human Memory Triggers Competition in the Brain - NYTimes.com
  50. How Free Is Your Will?: Scientific American
  51. A life without pain is a life without smell - health - 23 March 2011 - New Scientist
  52. Brain Chemical Influences Sexual Preference In Mice - Science News
  53. Frightened birds grow longer wings : Nature News
  54. The Brain: The Trouble With Teens | Memory, Emotions, & Decisions | DISCOVER Magazine
  55. Obesity Messes With The Brain - Science News
  56. Noise Is What Ails Beaked Whales - Science News
  57. BBC News - Religion may become extinct in nine nations, study says



Medicine 
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  1. Reagan Memoir Raises the Difficulty of Confirming Alzheimer’s - NYTimes.com
  2. Trying brain pacemakers to zap psychiatric disease - Yahoo! News
  3. The Benefits of A.D.H.D.? - NYTimes.com
  4. Rare gene glitch may hold clues for schizophrenia – NIH-funded study, February 23, 2011 News Release - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  5. Many locked-in syndrome patients happy, study shows - Health - Health care - More health news - msnbc.com
  6. Many locked-in syndrome patients happy, study shows - Health - Health care - More health news - msnbc.com
  7. Change in Kidney Transplant Policy Would Favor Younger Patients - NYTimes.com
  8. Brain damage on the playing field : Nature News
  9. X-Rays and Unshielded Infants Raise Alarms - NYTimes.com
  10. Prostate Guideline Causes Many Needless Biopsies, Study Says - NYTimes.com
  11. BBC News - Education reduces blood pressure
  12. Stuttering Takes a Star Turn in ‘The King’s Speech,’ and in Research - NYTimes.com
  13. The 5-Second Rule - NYTimes.com
  14. Newborn Mice’s Hearts Can Heal Themselves, Study Finds - NYTimes.com
  15. Eye Doctors Warn of Harms of High-Powered Green Lasers - NYTimes.com
  16. Benjamin Franklin, Smallpox Vaccine Advocate - NYTimes.com
  17. Do-It-Yourself Health Care With Smartphones - NYTimes.com
  18. Good Gene Type For Cancer Bad For Stroke - Science News
  19. Ibuprofen use lowers Parkinson's risk, says study - Health - Health care - More health news - msnbc.com
  20. Brain scans reveal the criminal mind - Health - Mental health - msnbc.com
  21. Talk Doesn’t Pay, So Psychiatry Turns to Drug Therapy - NYTimes.com
  22. Child fevers: Parents' 'fever phobia' may be worse than the fever - latimes.com
  23. A Safer Way to Spot Down Syndrome - ScienceNOW
  24. BBC News - Cannabis use 'raises psychosis risk' - study
  25. Can chronic medical conditions, including depression, be treated with placebos? - The Boston Globe
  26. Diet Plan With HCG, a Fertility Hormone, Has Fans and Critics - NYTimes.com
  27. BBC News - Scientists find link between maternal diet and diabetes
  28. Anthony Atala: Printing a human kidney | Video on TED.com
  29. Scientists look for gene link between early concussions and later dementia - The Globe and Mail
  30. F.D.A. to Study Whether Anesthesia in Children Is Linked to Learning Disabilities - NYTimes.com
  31. Daily coffee tied to lower stroke risk in women - Health - Heart health - msnbc.com
  32. Do Kegel Exercises Really Strengthen Bladder Control? - NYTimes.com
  33. Continued cannabis use and risk of incidence and persistence of psychotic symptoms: 10 year follow-up cohort study -- Kuepper et al. 342 -- bmj.com
  34. Thrill-seeking females work hard for their next fix, rat study suggests
  35. Mom’s prenatal stress raises child's disease risk - Health - Kids and parenting - msnbc.com
  36. Gene therapy for Parkinson's passes the ultimate test - health - 17 March 2011 - New Scientist
  37. Gene therapy for Parkinson's passes the ultimate test - health - 17 March 2011 - New Scientist
  38. BBC News - Breakthrough in delivering drugs to the brain
  39. Opioids May Play a Role in Congenital Problems - NYTimes.com
  40. Gene Therapy For Parkinson's Advances - Science News
  41. Short Sharp Science: Brain-computer implant has passed 1000-day milestone
  42. Algenist’s Algae-Based Skin Products Rise From the Sea - NYTimes.com
  43. Yervoy, a Melanoma Drug, Wins F.D.A. Approval - NYTimes.com
  44. Pioglitazone Curbs Diabetes Among High-Risk in Study - NYTimes.com
  45. Antibiotics — When to Use Them, and When Not To - NYTimes.com



Technology


  1. Introducing the Anti-laser, Absorbing Beams of Light - NYTimes.com
  2. IPad and Other Tablets Make Push Into Corporate World - NYTimes.com
  3. Danger Is Pent Up Behind Aging Dams - NYTimes.com
  4. Scrabble-Style Word Games for Smartphone Users - NYTimes.com
  5. Microsoft's Kinect: The New Mouse? - NYTimes.com
  6. Cellphone Use Tied to Brain Changes - NYTimes.com
  7. Before the Onslaught, One Tablet Stands Out - NYTimes.com
  8. E.P.A. Issues Scaled-Back Emissions Rules for Boilers - NYTimes.com
  9. Using Solar Power to Extract Oil - NYTimes.com
  10. On Our Radar: Spain Lowers Speed Limit As Oil Price Spikes - NYTimes.com
  11. New Google Search System Seeks to Weed Out Useless Results - NYTimes.com
  12. Motorola Xoom Stands Out - NYTimes.com
  13. Qaddafi YouTube Spoof by Israeli Gets Arab Fans - NYTimes.com
  14. Datemyschool.com Raises Profile in New York - NYTimes.com
  15. Nintendo 3DS Gets an Early Review - NYTimes.com
  16. Remapping Computer Circuitry to Avert Impending Bottlenecks - NYTimes.com
  17. Japanese Phone Makers Look to Ride Android’s Surge - NYTimes.com
  18. Skype Opens a Conference Call Service - NYTimes.com
  19. What Will the iPad 2 Look Like? - NYTimes.com
  20. A New Service for Video Chatting on Facebook - NYTimes.com
  21. Cable TV Moves Toward Tablets and Apps - NYTimes.com
  22. E.P.A. Struggles to Regulate Natural Gas Industry - NYTimes.com
  23. Tip of the Week: Running Windows Diagnostics - NYTimes.com
  24. Hong Kong Company Moves Swiftly on Ultrafast Broadband - NYTimes.com
  25. Sharing Browsing Histories Feels Risky and Fun - NYTimes.com
  26. Type With Your Mind : Discovery News
  27. New iPad Appeals More to Emotion Than Reason — State of the Art - NYTimes.com
  28. IPad ‘Smart Cover’ Opens to Instant Access - NYTimes.com
  29. Rovio Mobile, Creator of Angry Birds, Raises $42 Million - NYTimes.com
  30. Photo Editing Online That’s Easy as Pie - NYTimes.com
  31. Room-temperature spintronic computers coming soon? Silicon spin transistors heat up and spins last longer
  32. BBC News - X-ray machine from 1896 compared to modern version
  33. BBC - Newsbeat - 'Worst song ever' gets 29m views after going viral
  34. YouTube Offers Free Image Stabilization - NYTimes.com
  35. Google’s Next Stop May Be in Congress - NYTimes.com



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